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Apple may partner with Comcast for a streaming device

  • 24/03/2014 at 19:18 by It's a Gadget Staff
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Apple Comcast STBApple is planning to jump on board with the cable giant Comcast, in an attempt to remain relevant in a niche that is quickly passing them by. Comcast has been in the news a lot lately for their collaborations, such as their controversial purchase of Time Warner.

Apple has struggled for some time to break into the television niche. While there is a certain measure of success when considering iTunes, the platform is primarily used for free content like podcasts, or music sharing. They have never quite managed to take the entertainment world entirely, and past products like Apple TV have been a flop.

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When 2 become 1: Comcast and Time Warner Cable announce surprise merger

  • 13/02/2014 at 17:45 by It's a Gadget Staff
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ComcastIn a surprise announcement this morning, Comcast has announced that they will be acquiring Time Warner in a merger that would combine the country’s two biggest cable companies.

The deal, which follows the two companies already dominant forces on their respective areas of the nation, was made based entirely on stock exchanging. Time Warner will be given 2.875 Comcast shares for every one of their shares. That stock is estimated to be worth $45.2 billion.

A potential deal had already been considered with John Malone of Charter Communications, negotiations having started months ago.

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Comcast ready to test the IPTV Service

ComcastComcast cable-service provider announced that they’ll test an Internet-based television platform at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the coming months. The main theme behind this project is to change the TV viewing and stream movies and episodic programmes just like Apple TV, Amazon, Hulu and Netflix.

Comcast, founded in 1963, is the leading cable operator, home Internet service provider and the third largest home telephone service provider in the United States. They are providing cable television, broadband Internet, and telephone service to both domestic and commercial customers. Comcast most popular service is “Xfinity“.

The basic concept of this project is to overcome traditional wired television experience and use only IP-based devices instead of fiber optics or Coaxial cable.

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